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Volunteer Appreciation Week

Thanks For Your Incredible Support

Last year, 2,589 alumni volunteered their time and energy to support the UC San Diego community, showcasing the incredible impact of personal involvement in improving our communities and supporting student success as we grow and drive change together.

Top Causes


Students Mentored


Scholarship Applications Read


Global Days of Service Hours

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Positively Impacting the Lives of Our Students

This year, through Take a Triton to Work, 537 students were paired with alumni for professional development guidance via a career exploration conversation or job shadowing opportunity.

Preparing Our Future Leaders for Success

This year, 85 alumni reviewed 865 applications, awarding 137 students $274,000 in scholarships.

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Making a World of Difference

“While I remember college like it was yesterday, it has been a long time. I'd forgotten what it was like to see the world through fresh eyes. It was a fun experience to connect with a student and be able to provide guidance about the professional world.”

Darr Gerscovich '97

Alumni Host │ Take a Triton to Work

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Keeping Our Local Beaches Clean

On April 6, 2024, during the Global Days of Service: San Diego event, UC San Diego students and alumni filled up 43 bags with litter.

A Big Shout Out to Our Newest Alumni Volunteers

This year, 1,870 Triton alumni embarked on their volunteer journeys, infusing campus and community with the vibrant spirit of Triton pride.

Group of alumni volunteers packing food at the Food Bank

Want to Get More Involved?

Pick your cause or join a group and help make a lasting impact. Learn more about current and upcoming opportunities.